What is an established tree?
In the front yard and side yard adjacent to a street, any woody plant that is at least fifteen feet in height and whose trunk is at least 36 inches or more in circumference when measured at a point four and one-half feet four and a half inches above natural grade level and in the rear yard and side yard not adjacent to a street, any woody plant that is at least 15 feet in height and whose trunk is at least forty nine inches 49 inches in circumference when measured at a point four and one-half feet above the natural grade level.

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1. When is a tree pruning permit required?
2. What is an established tree?
3. When is a tree pruning permit not required?
4. When is a permit required to remove a tree from a homeowner’s property?
5. When is a permit not required to remove a tree from a homeowner’s property?
6. When may the tree pruning or tree removal work that has been identified on the tree removal / tree pruning permit be started?
7. What type of pruning is the tree contractor or homeowner able to perform on trees in the City of San Marino?
8. What is meant by the terms “severe pruning” and “topping”?
9. What is the proper way to make a pruning cut on a tree?
10. Where can a tree contractor/maintenance gardener or homeowner find out more information on general tree care or City of San Marino Tree Ordinance questions?
11. Q. What may happen if the tree contractor / maintenance gardener or homeowner performs work on trees in San Marino violates the City of San Marino’s Tree Preservation Ordinance?
12. There is a tree located on the neighbor’s property that overhangs my property, can I prune the tree?
13. Who do I call to get my parkway tree pruned? How do I get a tree planted in the City parkway?
14. Will the City prune the shrubs in the parkway? Will the City prune back the shrubs / trees that extend from a property into an alley, sidewalk or street?
15. Can I plant a tree in the City easement?
16. What are the requirements for landscaping adjacent to streets and parkways in residential zoned areas?
17. There are bees in the tree located in the city parkway. Will the city remove them?
18. I have bees on my property (other than the parkway tree). Will the city remove them?